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Amin Reza Rajabzadeh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology
School of Engineering Technology | McMaster University

Office: ETB 203
Voice: +1 (905) 525 9140 extension 20197
email: rajaba@mcmaster.ca



  • 2011      PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • 2007      MSc, Chemical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran
  • 2003      BSc, Chemical Engineering, Azad University, Iran


  • BIO TECH 3BC3 Bioprocess Control and Dynamics
  • BIO TECH 3BP3 Bioreactor Processes
  • BIO TECH 2EC3 Chemical Engineering Concepts            
  • BIO TECH 4BL3 Biomaterials & Biocompatibility
  • ENG TECH 1AC3 Analytical Chemistry
  • Industrial Wastewater Treatment       

Research Focus

  • Development of novel separation processes for the production of protein enriched fractions from plant resources with applications in food and pharmaceutical industries
  • Membrane purification processes; water treatments, food and biotechnology applications
  • Enzyme immobilization and biodiesel production
  • Environment and bioprocess engineering
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling of biological processes


Professional Licenses/Certifications/Designations

  • Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) application in process

Selected Refereed Journal Papers

  • S. M. Meunier, A. R. Rajabzadeh, T. G. Williams, R. L. Legge. (2015). Methyl Oleate Production in a Supported Sol-gel Immobilized Lipase Packed Bed Reactor. Energy & Fuels. DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.5b00176
  • A. R. Rajabzadeh, R. L. Legge, K. Weber. (2015). Multiphysics Modelling of Flow Dynamics, Biofilm Development and Wastewater Treatment in a Subsurface Vertical Flow Constructed Wetland Mesocosm. Ecological Engineering Journal. 74,107-116
  • S. M. Meunier, A. R. Rajabzadeh, R. L. Legge. (2014). Kinetic Modelling of the Production of Methyl Oleate by Celite® Supported Lipase Sol-gels. Biochemical Engineering Journal. 85, 63-70
  • S. Zendehboudi, A. R. Rajabzadeh, A. Bahadori, M. B. Dusseault, A. Elkamel, A. Lohi, M. Fowler. (2014). A Connectionist Model to Estimate Performance of Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage in Petroleum Reservoirs- Enhanced Oil Recovery Implications. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 53 (4), 1645-1662
  • A. R. Rajabzadeh, S. Zendehboudi, A. Lohi, A. Elkamel. (2013). Prediction of Protein Osmotic Pressure Using Artificial Neural Network and Colloidal Interaction Model. Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering., 91 (10), 1621-1631
  • S. Zendehboudi, M. A. Ahmadi, A. R. Rajabzadeh, N. Mahinpey, I. Chatzis.  (2013). Equilibrium and Kinetics of Adsorption of a New Surfactant in Carbonate Reservoir Samples- Application to EOR. Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering. 91 (8), 1439-1449 
  • A. R. Rajabzadeh, N. Ruzich., S. Zendehboudi, M. Rahbari. (2012). Biomass Leachate Treatment and Nutrient Recovery using Reverse Osmosis; Experimental Study and Artificial Neural Network Modeling,  Energy&Fuel Journal, 2012, 26 (12), 7155–7163
  • A. R. Rajabzadeh, C. Moresoli, and B. Marcos. (2010). Fouling Behavior of Electroacidified Soy Protein Extracts during Cross-Flow Ultrafiltration Using Dynamic Reversible-Irreversible Fouling Resistances and CFD Modeling. Journal of Membrane Science. 361, 191